Recipe type: Bread
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp white sugar
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, diced and very cold, plus 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. With your hands, a pastry blender, or two forks, combine the flour mixture with the butter until coarse crumbs develop.
  3. Add ¾ cup buttermilk, stirring gently until just combined. Add more buttermilk if the mixture looks too dry. It should be sticky, but not "wet". Allow to rest in the fridge for 15 minutes before continuing.
  4. Turn your dough onto a floured cutting board. Fold and gently roll out the dough until flaky and about ½" thick. Cut with a heavily floured round mold and place biscuits onto a lightly buttered sheet pan. Brush the tops with melted butter and sprinkle with a little pepper.
  5. Bake at 450 for 10-12 minutes or until the tops are golden brown. Enjoy with butter and jam or however you choose.
Recipe by This Cookin' Dad at